Curriculum Guideline

Work Experience Practicum

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
CAEP 0310
Descriptive
Work Experience Practicum
Department
Career and Employment Preparation
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Credits
5.50
Start Date
End Term
201920
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
12
Contact Hours
165 hours/semester
Method Of Instruction
Seminar
Practicum
Methods Of Instruction
  • On-site practice and guidance
  • Seminar (small group discussion)

 

Course Description
This course is designed to provide students with learning difficulties or barriers to education and employment with on the job experience related to their career goals. Students are placed at supervised and supportive worksites in fields that match their interests and abilities. Students are expected to demonstrate and practice appropriate work habits and attitudes while gaining exposure to different work environments.
Course Content
  • Safe work practices
  • Work habits and attitudes
  • Employability/workplace and interpersonal skills
  • Goal-setting and self-evaluation of job performance
Learning Outcomes
  1. Complete a minimum of one work experience.
  2. Complete and participate in work performance evaluations while considering the information to support positive changes and personal growth.
  3. Participate in work site training orientation.
  4. Reflect on work experience to inform future career/personal/educational goals.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate organizational and interpersonal skills, conflict resolution strategies, and positive workplace values.
Means of Assessment

This course uses the mastery grading system and will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Mid-point and final self-assessments
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Regular attendance and participation in class activities
Textbook Materials

Nil

Prerequisites

Instructor permission

Corequisites

No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

No equivalency courses